Author

Ibn al-Nadim

scholar and bibliographer

1000   -   995 or 998

country of citizenship: Abbasid Caliphate
occupation: bookseller, bibliographer, historian, writer

Abū al-Faraj Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq al-Nadīm (Arabic: ابو الفرج محمد بن إسحاق النديم‎), also ibn Abī Ya'qūb Isḥāq ibn Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq al-Warrāq, and commonly known by the nasab (patronymic) Ibn al-Nadīm (Arabic: ابن النديم‎; died 17 September 995 or 998) was a 10th-century Arab Muslim bibliographer and biographer of Baghdad who compiled the bibliographic-biographic encyclopedia Kitāb al-Fihrist (The Book Catalogue).
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